Should we TASER RICH?!?!
WON AND DONE! KENTUCKY BEATS KANSAS FOR THE NCAA TITLE!
The Kentucky Wildcats are the champs of college hoops for the eighth time after dominating the Kansas Jayhawks 67-59 last night. Wildcats star Anthony Davis had only six points, with all but two made at the free throw line. Nonetheless, Davis provided some tenacious defense, with six blocked shots and three steals. He also grabbed 16 rebounds and set up his teammates with five assists. Davis was chosen as the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. The championship triumph will likely serve as his swan song for the Wildcats, as the 19-year-old freshman is expected enter the NBA draft, where he'll likely be the number-one pick. While Davis enjoyed chants of "MVP! MVP!" during the final seconds of the game, The Fray, who sang "The Star-Spangled Banner," weren't as lucky. Their stripped-down acoustic take only received a polite applause and was being attacked on the Twitter-sphere last night.
TRAYVON MARTIN: SHOCKINGLY PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO CASH IN ON THE TRAGEDY
T-shirts with slogans commemorating shooting victim are becoming big business for some, leading the family of the slain unarmed teen to seek trademarks for the phrase "I am Trayvon" and "Justice for Trayvon." The Martin family attorney Kimra Major-Morris says they're not trying to profit from the tragedy, only to protect the trademark from others who might be trying to cash in on Martin's death. The shooting has stirred protests around the country calling for the arrest of the admitted shooter, Neighborhood Watch captain George Zimmerman. Shirts with Zimmerman's likeness have also surfaced on eBay with one such garment reading, "STAND YOUR GROUND in the PENITENTIARY." Meanwhile, The FBI confirmed yesterday that it is conducting a “parallel investigation” of the Trayvon Martin shooting that focuses on whether the teen’s civil rights were violated. Agents began questioning potential witnesses yesterday. They are seeking information on George Zimmerman’s background and whether his pursuit of Martin was racially motivated. The state of Florida has been conducting their own investigation into the February 26th incident, in which 17-year-old Martin was shot dead by 28-year-old neighborhood watchman Zimmerman. Zimmerman claims he shot Martin in self-defense, but that remains to be seen. New video footage did emerge yesterday which showed Zimmerman with an apparent injury to the back of the head, the possible result of a scuffle with Martin.
LUCKILY ONLY A FEW PEOPLE WERE HURT YESTERDAY WHEN A SMALL PLANE CRASHED INTO PUBLIX IN DLEAND!
THE JETBLUE PILOT WHO LOST HIS MARBLES GOT RELEASED AND THEN DETAINED YESTERDAY…
The JetBlue captain who had a meltdown during a Las Vegas-bound flight last week was released from the hospital yesterday and taken into federal custody. A judge ruled that Clayton Osbon, 49, should be held without bond. Osbon faces federal charges of interfering with his own flight crew and will remain in jail until a detention hearing on Thursday. Flight 191, from New York to Las Vegas, was forced to land in Amarillo, Texas last Tuesday after Osbon began acting erratically. His co-pilot had to lock him out of the cockpit, and other passengers had to restrain him as he screamed about religion and terrorists. It is still not known what triggered Osbon’s behavior.
THE NEW WORLD TRADE CENTER IS ON PACE TO BECOME THE TALLEST IN NYC!
FOR SOME REASON, THE CENSUS FROM 1940 CAME OUT YESTERDAY AND IT PROMPTLY CAUSED AN INTERNET MELTDOWN
In a perfect storm of history and technology, the newly released 1940 U.S. census brought a government website to a standstill yesterday. In a mere four hours, the U.S. National Archives website racked up more than 22 million hits yesterday from nearly 2 million visitors. In a tweet posted just after 5 p.m., the archives claimed that it had a total of 37 million hits since the census hit the web at 9 a.m. Susan Cooper, a spokeswoman for the archives, called the problem a "virtual traffic jam," adding, "The problem is, we just weren't expecting the huge volume that we got." The site was still experiencing problems last night at around 11 p.m. ET. The government was allowed to release the information -- 72 years later -- because the confidentially has expired.
DOUCHEBAG OF THE WEEK ALREADY? THANKS WINTER HAVEN
GUESS WE’RE NOT SO SEXY ORLANDO L
According to a Chemistry.com survey of single women -- 10 million single women, to be exact -- these are the U.S. ctities "where women value sex the most."
Santa Monica, Calif.
West Hollywood, Calif.
San Francisco, Calif.
New York, N.Y.
HAVE YOU HEARD OF THIS CREEPY NEW GIRLS AROUND ME APP?
Thanks to Google Maps, Foursquare and Facebook, it’s never been easier to stalk someone. Girls Around Me, a new mobile app that lets users view the profiles and locations of people nearby, is currently at the center of an internet privacy debate. Users simply log into Girls Around Me through their Foursquare account. The app figures out where you are with geo-location software, then finds other people (men or women- you choose) in the vicinity with public Facebook profiles who have checked in with Foursquare. From there, you can browse strangers’ information and photos- or go straight to the bar or restaurant they’re currently sitting in and say hello (if you’re a total creep). Sounds shady, right? Though it’s been around for a few months, Girls Around Me has recently drawn major criticism; Foursquare stated that it’s in violation of their terms, and Facebook launched an investigation of the app.
IT’S A DAMN GOOD DAY WHEN YOU BUY AN ORIGINAL ANDY WARHOL SKETCH FOR $5 AT A GARAGE SALE!
LUNCH BREAKS IN SWEDEN SOUND A HELLUVA LOT MORE FUN THAN HERE IN THE STATES!
Many Americans don’t even take a lunch break- they’re lucky if they have time to scarf down a sandwich while sitting at their desks. Not so in Sweden, where a growing number of workers are spending their lunch breaks at nightclubs! Lunch Beat events are held regularly at parking garages and other locations. For a cover charge of about $15, you get to dance for an hour- plus you get a sandwich. When Lunch Beat first started, only a few people showed up, but now hundreds of club-goers turn up at the monthly parties. The trend began in Stockholm and has since begun to spread to other cities across Europe. And if you’re wondering…no, alcohol is NOT served. What do you think this is, Mad Men?
SAY AMEN TO 7 DAYS OF SEX!
Sex seven days a week? Amen to that! A pastor in Ohio apparently wants his congregants to yell God’s name…in bed. Pastor Mike Scruggs set up a stripper pole and a bed next to his pulpit at Light of the Word Ministries as part of his new sermon series entitled “Battle of the Sexes.” On one side, the stripper pole was accompanied by dollar bills, lingerie and high heels to represent what men like, and on the other side was the bed with candy, roses and teddy bears to depict female desires. The first service on Friday was unsurprisingly packed. Scruggs preached that married couples need to enjoy more sex and challenged them to have intercourse for seven days straight. Something tells us this is a commandment people will be willing to obey!
HAVING SEX IN THE BAR IS ONE THING, BUT IT’S WHEN YOU BITE OFF THE BOUNCER’S FINGER IS WHEN THINGS GET REAL…
We understand drunk sex. But drunk sex while you’re still in the bar is just not acceptable! A 38-year-old man in upstate New York was kicked out of the Daily Double bar early Sunday for engaging in a sex act with a woman in a designated smoking room. While being escorted out, an angry Ernest Vannier allegedly bit off a male bartender’s pinky! The bartender had his finger reattached at the hospital and Vannier was charged with second-degree assault. Sounds like he bit off more than he could chew!
IT’S SARAH PALIN VS. KATIE COURIC IN THE BATTLE OF MORNING TV SHOWS!
Old foes Sarah Palin and Katie Couric are squaring off again -- not in another interview but by going head-to-head on rival national TV morning shows. Couric is filling in for Robin Roberts as co-host of ABC's Good Morning America all this week. To counter, Couric's old home, the Today show on NBC, is calling in Sarah Palin to fill her old chair this morning. NBC promises that Palin's appearance will "reveal a different side of her." Couric and Palin famously went at it in a 2008 interview when she was serving as John McCann's running mate. The interview was widely regarded as a train wreck for Palin.
NBA ROUNDUP: THE BULLS LOSE ONCE AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS SEASON!
The Chicago Bulls on Monday dropped their second consecutive game, losing at home to the Houston Rockets 99-93. This was the first time all season the Windy City ballers dropped back-to-back games all season. Despite the loss, the Bulls still own the best record in the NBA because the Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 94-88 to remain one game behind Chicago for the league’s best record. The other results on Monday included the Los Angeles Clippers manhandling the Dallas Mavericks 94-75; the Milwaukee Bucks topping the Washington Wizards 112-98; the Utah Jazz tripping up the Portland Trail Blazers 102-97; and the Sacramento Kings getting by the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-108.
REGGIE MILLER, DON NELSON LEAD THE CLASS FOR THE 2012 NBA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES!
Longtime Indiana Pacers long-range jump shooter Reggie Miller on Monday will join twelve others to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Miller’s sister, Cheryl, entered the Hall of Fame in 1995. Other members of the class of 2012 include legendary Boston Celtic forward and later the winningest coach in league history Don Nelson, 4-time NBA All-Star and 3-time NCAA player of the year Ralph Sampson, 4-time NBA champion and 2-time NCAA champion Jamaal “Silk” Wilkes, 7-time NBA All-Star Chet “The Jet” Walker, and the All-American Red Heads, the female equivalent of the Harlem Globetrotters.
GOODELL IS OK WITH PARCELLS STEPPING IN FOR THE SAINTS…
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday said he won’t stand in the way of Bill Parcells standing in for Sean Payton as the interim head coach of the New Orleans Saints if all parties agree to pull the trigger on a deal. Goodell said, “That’s their decision. They need to make those decisions and we’ll move forward. Bill’s a great coach… And he’s as competitive as they get so I’m sure he’ll do a good job.” Goodell is currently mulling Payton’s appeal of his one-year suspension over the bounty case.
RYAN LEAF JUST CAN’T SEEM TO GET IT TOGETHER…ARRESTED TWICE IN 3 DAYS AIN’T SO GOOD
Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was arrested again on Monday and charged with burglary, theft and two counts of criminal possession of drugs shortly after posting bail and getting out of jail following an arrest on Friday. Central Montana Drug Force Commander Chris Hickman told reporters that Leaf, a former second-overall NFL draft pick in 1998, was arrested early Monday in Great Falls for a burglary he allegedly committed on Saturday, just hours after he was busted on Friday and charged with committing another burglary and illegal possession of pain killers. Leaf will be behind bars for a few days and he will not be allowed to post bond.
REDS’ JOEY VOTTO JUST GOT A HUGE PAYDAY TO STAY IN CINNCY
The Cincinnati Reds and first baseman Joey Votto on Monday agreed to stay married to each other for 10 more years after both sides agreed to a new $225 million, 10-year contract extension. Votto will fill his vault with $26.5 million for this upcoming season alone. The $200 million-plus pact is the third such sum signed by a NL Central first baseman in recent months: former St. Louis Cardinal Albert Pujols and ex-Milwaukee Brewer Prince Fielder both inked new deals with new clubs worth well north of $200 million.
THE ORLANDO SOLAR BEARS ARE LOOKING FOR HOT CHICKS!
BEHOLD! THE MOST SELF CENTERED ATHLETES IN SPORTS
The world of professional sports contains some of the most self-centered people on the planet. For many pro athletes, what genuinely began as a true love for the game has turned into a true love for money and stats. And it's not something players can hide very well. You can see it in their play and the overall way they conduct themselves. How many times has an athlete said he deserves to be the highest-paid player at his position, or continued playing way too long just because he wants to break a particular record? Kids nowadays are seeing their favorite athletes competing for their own personal gain instead for the team. It makes you appreciate the unselfish players a lot more. According to Bleacher Report, these are 10 of the most self-centered athletes of the last 10 years:
10. LeBron James
9. Alex Rodriguez
8. Tiger Woods
7. Allen Iverson
6. Jose Canseco
5. Terrell Owens
4. Manny Ramirez
3. Sean Avery
2. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
1. Brett Favre
CHEVY CHASE LOSES HIS SHIZZ ON THE CREATOR OF COMMUNITY!
Community star Chevy Chase went off on the show's creator in a voicemail making the Internet rounds. Apparently Chevy and producer Dan Harmon have been feuding ever since the veteran actor refused to do a scene in the season finale. Things escalated when Dan allegedly led the crowd at the show's wrap party in an "F--- You Chevy" chant in front of the actor's wife and daughter. In the expletive-filled voicemail, Chevy calls the Community mastermind a "bad writer" and adds, "Your writing is getting worse and worse." He also tells him he'll probably die soon because of his bad eating habits.
ALEC BALDWIN IS GETTIN’ HITCHED TO HIS SPINNER YOGA INSTRUCTOR GF!
Alec Baldwin is ready to walk down the aisle again. The 30 Rock star proposed to his girlfriend Hilaria Thomas over the weekend -- and she accepted. The actor, who turns 54 today, has been dating the 28-year-old yoga instructor since last year. Alec divorced Kim Basinger in 2002 after nine years of marriage.
AW, MAROON 5 FRONTMAN ADAM LEVINE AND HIS HOTTIE VS MODEL GF HAVE SPLIT UP…
One woman's loss is millions of women's gain. Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and his Sports Illustrated model girlfriend Anne Vyalitsyna have split after two years. A rep for Levine confirmed the breakup to Us Weekly, while a source added, "He will always love and cherish her." Levine met the Russian-born model in 2010 when Maroon 5 performed at a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue party in Las Vegas. In late January, the couple denied breakup rumors after reportedly having a "big fight." Levine will be plenty busy following the breakup and now women around the world can day dream about his new availability. Maroon 5 is set to release their fourth studio album, Overexposed, on June 26. Meanwhile, Levine is readying the launch of his first fragrance, and recently signed Matthew Morrison to his very own label, 222 Records.
OPRAH ADMITS THAT WHOLE NETWORK THING WAS A BIG FAT MISTAKE…
Oprah Winfrey is owning up to the fact that launching a network was a mistake. Yesterday on CBS This Morning, the mogul admitted, "The idea of creating a network was something that I wanted to do. Had I known that it was this difficult, I might have done something else." She added, "If I knew then what I know now, I might have made different choices. If I were writing a book about it, I could call the book 101 Mistakes." OWN has struggled ever since it launched last year. Oprah was forced to cancel Rosie O'Donnell's show and lay off a bunch of network employees last month.
CRAZY TOWN FRONTMAN SHIFTY SHELLSHOCK IS IN A COMA IN L.A.!
KRIS HUMPHRIES DEMANDS AN APOLOGY FROM KIM K. IN ORDER FOR THE DIVORCE TO GO THROUGH…
Kris Humphries is not ready to give in to his estranged wife Kim Kardashian. The New York Post reports the New Jersey Nets star won’t divorce Kim until she publicly apologizes to him and admits “the entire wedding was staged by her and her family.” Kris is said to be furious over articles he believes Kim’s people leaked to the press painting him in a negative light. “Kim’s camp is depicting him as money-hungry, but in fact he turned down a $7 million settlement,” claims an insider. “Her camp is putting out stories about ‘Kim’s divorce hell’ hoping he’ll cave in but he won’t.” But a source close to Kim insists she isn’t attacking Kris in the press because “she just wants to move on.”
DEFTONES ARE STARTING TO RECORD THEIR NEW RECORD IN JULY!
Deftones frontman Chino Moreno says the band is done with the pre-production for its next album and will start recording on July 9th. Moreno tells Chilean website La Tercera, "I know everyone says this, but I think it will be the best album we've recorded. I am very excited about it because it sounds futuristic compared to our last album, Diamond Eyes -- so it feels like a step forward."
SLASH SAYS AXL “HATES HIS GUTS” AND HE’S SICK OF ANSWERING THE R&R HALL QUESTIONS…
If you get a chance to talk to Slash in the next two weeks, please don't ask him about Guns n' Roses going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He tells Rolling Stone, "This is a subject I'm dead sick of talking about. Everyone has been asking me what's going to happen, and they know as much as I do. I feel you're totally obligated to be present and I would love to play, but it's just something that's not gonna happen for whatever reason." Slash adds that GNR frontman Axl Rose "hates my guts. It's over a lot of different stuff -- I don't even know. There's just no communication between us. I talk to Duff and Steven, but when it comes to old Guns n' Roses, there really isn't anybody that makes decisions."
SERJ NAMES HIS NEWEST SOLO EFFORT HARAKIRI!
Serj Tankian has titled his third solo album Harakiri. No official release date has been set, but it will likely be out in mid-summer. Tankian is expected to tour behind the album, mixing in some festival dates with System of a Down.
VINCE NEIL REALLY KNOWS HOW TO ADVERTISE…
When you start a business, you have to use advertising to get the word out. That concept hasn't been lost on Motley Crue singer Vince Neil, who's made an ad for his Las Vegas strip club, Vince Neil's Girls, Girls Girls. And it has to be seen to be believed. The club has its official grand opening April 13th.
WANNA GET A RECORDING OF THAT BADASS CHILIS SHOW AT THE ARENA? NOW YOU CAN
Red Hot Chili Peppers are giving away a live EP through their website. I'm With You Europe 2011 features tracks from throughout their career, including "Dani California," "Give It Away" and "Look Around." You'll also be able to purchase live recordings of every show on the Chilis' North American tour at LiveChiliPeppers.com. They'll play Raleigh, North Carolina tomorrow.